Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery. Encapsulation techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery.
On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery. You’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together.
You’ll also have the chance to experiment with watch lenses for jewellery purposes. Much like a picture frame, lenses offer the opportunity to protect delicate materials while showing them to their best. You will get the chance to explore 3 types of lense that can protect, magnify or allow movement beneath.
Finally we will look at the use of resins for small scale jewellery work, to encapsulate precious materials.
With the focus on encapsulation each project will also require the development of metalworking techniques. You can expect to make bezels, frames and claw or tab settings for your designs.
- Explore ways to join rigid and flexible materials together using tabs, screws and rivets.
- Experiment with lenses – design and make a pendant, brooch or ring with an encapsulated precious element.
- Giving delicate objects permanence – tapes, varnishes and resins.
By the end of this course you will have produced a reference of samples that explore how you can incorporate delicate or non metalic elements into your jewellery.
Course Dates: 17 April – 26 June. (Half term: 28 May – 1 June)
Materials Kit : Basic materials are included.
Class Times: Tuesday mornings, 10am – 1pm
Max student numbers: 10 students
The tutor for this course is Vicky Forrester
Would you like to stay for the day? We also offer a Tuesday Extra package that gives you 4 hours of follow on time in the studio to work on your own projects. Read more here
Course Fee: Standard: £260 / Concessions: £221 / Tuesday Extra £430
General information about our Advanced courses:
These advanced jewellery courses are designed to assist you on an one-to-one basis, providing the tutoring, tools and equipment required to achieve your personal objectives. You will have the opportunity to improve existing skills, also developing new skills by exploring new techniques. As the course progresses you can end up producing rings, bangles and brooches, experimental jewellery, art pieces etc. In addition, throughout these courses we introduce a new theme or technique to the group, to stimulate new ways of working.